Football is a very unpredictable game and no one can predict what will happen in a given game. It, however, doesn’t hurt to try predict what will happen in a game hence coaches are employed to monitor players and make changes were they see fit all in all to try and ensure a favorable result. However it is beyond anyone that a coach can make a ‘tactical error’ like what we saw in the Capitol One fixture between Chelsea and Swansea.A QUICK MATCH HIGHLIGHTIt is a public secret that most fans were very keen to see what else new signing Demba Ba is capable of, after a wonderful performance in his derby grabbing a brace, but no Benitez had other ideas in mind and had to put Torres in the starting line-up. Well there isn’t much wrong with Torres, the guy can run, put pressure on defense and he can deliver the ball into the box occasionally, but he scores when and where he feels is convenient and for a 50mill striker that is a huge problem. However Benitez seemed like he couldn’t see all these flaws in his team until the 80th minute. Matta on the other hand couldn’t send them home like he always does, maybe just one of those days. Anyway moving on:REALITY CHECK!!At the moment Benitez is in a very tight spot as far as success is concerned considering were Chelsea stand in relation to their title hopes as well as other cups ahead of them. A breakdown of the situation:One of the things that should be a top priority for Benitez should be job security at Stamford bridge. The club is owned by one Roman Abramovich who controls companies that own Chelsea, who over the years has shown that what he needs at Stamford bridge are results and grace periods or time to settle is something that has no place at Chelsea. It is evident that he wants his club to succeed and 8 managers fired is a clear message to Benitez. So it is evident Benitez needs to grab something this season so that he can have something to plea his case come end of season. Most argue that Abrahamovic’s policies are more of a shot in the leg in the long run and he should emulate clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United, but reality check, this is Chelsea and if he (Benitez) doesn’t pull up his socks he will be looking at another sack.Secondly Chelsea fans have been really against Benitez coming to Chelsea mainly because of what Benitez has said in the past about Chelsea. in 2007 he was quoted saying “Chelsea is a big club with fantastic players. But i would never take that job. For me there is only one club in England, Liverpool.” and upon joining Chelsea added on saying he didn’t regret insulting Chelsea. So from the point of view of the fans, this guy is not trustworthy and one can only imagine what pressures surround a manager when the fans are not behind him fully. Of course recent wins have brought him some fans on his side but his tactical mistakes have fueled the fire with some fans.The third thing to consider Chelsea’s position as far as cups are concerned. Currently they are fourth in the EPL after losing their last game to QPR (yes! QPR) and with confident Everton and Arsenal behind they certainly are treading on dangerous ground. The story of the Capitol One Cup is definitely something to worry about with the team losing at home, the cup hopes are something that is dimming very fast. The Europa, though it hasn’t started, is something which might drain them also considering Rafael Benitez has been fielding first team players in all competitions. FA Cup is something to smile about with their recent thrashing of Southampton, although the final is still far its a positive result thus far.Considering the number of cups Chelsea is involved in Rafael Benitez needs to capitalize the January Transfer Window and strengthen his squad for what will be a marathon of game time for the players. With Benitez having a history of not being able to buy well this might be challenging time with critics right around the corner read to confirm. Benitez signed something close to 67 players just over 6 seasons averaging 11 players per season, that is something like a new team every season. Some of his blunders that Liverpool might remember very well include Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid and signing injury prone players like Acquillani.Now being in such position is obviously challenging, but Chelsea is a team with greater players who just need to find the right combinations for them to tick in a positive winning manner. Coming out of a mid-week fixture Stoke City might be a hard hurdle to jump over during this weekend. Considering they lost their first leg at home against Swansea the return leg is not going to be a walkover. Benitez’s stats re not all that depressing when you have an overview, but the only problem is the fact that they are numbers that are getting pushed further into the past by time and might not mean much in the foreseeable future.